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One player who could provide an attacking spark on Monday is Italy winger Federico Chiesa, who looks a decent bet to open the scoring. Croatia vs Italy, italy vs croatia


Centre-back Alessandro Bastoni and midfielder Nicolo Barella scored the goals in their 2-1 win over Group B outsiders Albania and the Azzurri mustered only one shot on target in Thursday's 1-0 defeat to Spain.

However, their next opponents Croatia also lack a cutting edge up front, scoring just eight goals in seven matches at the 2022 World Cup and four in four games against their main Euro 2024 qualifying rivals Turkey and Wales.

One player who could provide an attacking spark on Monday is Italy winger Federico Chiesa, who looks a decent bet to open the scoring.

The Juventus star is the second-highest scorer in the Italy squad with seven goals in 49 caps and he notched nine times in 25 Serie A starts for Juve in 2023-24.

Chiesa has had four shots in his first two matches at the Euros and he scored against Austria in the last 16 and Spain in the semi-final at Euro 2020.

Croatia vs Italy Tip 1:

Croatia and Italy have both been beaten to nil by Spain although Croatia being held to a 2-2 draw by Albania means the Azzurri are ahead in the race for second place in the group.

Coach Luciano Spalletti led a stylish Napoli team to Serie A glory in 2022-23 but his Italy side look a more pragmatic unit and they are unlikely to take any undue risks early on.

They conceded after just 23 seconds in their opening game against Albania but their second match against Spain was goalless at half-time and another tight first half is expected against Croatia.

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